PVT Henry Wilson Towle


PVT Henry Wilson Towle

Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Oct 1905 (aged 67)
Foreston, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 95725660 View Source
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H. W. Towle, one of the most prominent citizens of Foreston, died on
Sunday morning at 4 o'clock from heart failure. On Saturday night
when Mr. Towle retired nothing unusual seemed to ail him, or at least
he made no complaint. On Sunday morning, however, at about 3 o'clock,
his wife noticed that he was breathing very laboriously and endeavored to assist
him by sitting him up in bed. She then discovered that his end was near at hand,
and, despite all efforts
to restore him to consciousness, he passed away at about 4 o'clock.
Mr. Towle had been a sufferer from a stomach ailment for several years, and it
is thought that this was the indirect cause of his death.

Deceased had attained the age of 68, had lived in Foreston about 12 years, was a
member of the Grand Army of the Republic and a man highly esteemed throughout
the county. He was a man among men—an honorable man.

His immediate survivors are his wife and six children, the latter being Mrs.
Geo. Slater, Ballclub, Minn., Mrs. Andrew Norgren. Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Andrew
Kennedy, Foreston; and Bert. Fred and Will, Foreston.

Rev. Parkinson will conduct the funeral services at the Methodist
church in Foreston this (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock and the remains will be
interred at Princeton the same day.

"Better a death, when work is done,
than earth's most favored birth."

Princeton UNION Oct 26, 1905

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  • Created by: David Towle
  • Added: 21 Aug 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Henry Wilson Towle (29 Dec 1837–22 Oct 1905), Find a Grave Memorial ID 95725660, citing Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by David Towle (contributor 47914211) .